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Abou-Rahme Ruanne & Abbas Basel

Abou-Rahme Ruanne & Abbas Basel

Exhibits at Beirut Exhibition Center

Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme work together across a range of sound, video, image and text practices. In their own words, their projects “express the baffling contradictions and disruptions of the Palestinian experience, past and present, and the relationship between the actual, imagined and remembered”.


Ruanne Abou-Rahme was born in Boston in 1983 and grew up in Palestine, where she lives today. She received her BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, London (2001-2004) and her MA in Independent Film, Video and New Screen Media from the University of East London (2005-2006).
She frequently collaborates with Basel Abbas on installations and live audio-visual performances, previously performing together with "Ramallah Underground" and most recently co-founding the audio-visual group "Tashweesh".


Basel Abbas was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1983 and now lives in Ramallah, Palestine. He received his Diploma in Sound Engineering from the School Of Audio Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland (2003-04) and his BA in Recording Arts from the School of Audio Engineering Institute, Middlesex University, London (2004-05). He frequently collaborates with artist and film-maker Ruanne Abou-Rahme on installations and live audio-visual performances. He co-founded the audio-visual group Tashweesh and the music collective Ramallah Underground (under the stage name Aswatt - Arabic for “sounds” or “voices”), which has performed all over the world and features on numerous recordings.


Forthcoming exhibitions inlcude the group shows "Arabicity: Arabi" curated by Rose Issa Projects at the Beirut Exhibition Center (22 September - 31 October); the installation "Contingency" for "Future Movements – Jerusalem" at the Liverpool Biennial 2010 (18 September - 28 November), and the installation "Collapse" at the Freies Museum Berlin (10 September - 17 October).


Abbas and Abou-Rahme will be performing with Tashweesh at The South Bank Centre in London as part of Poetry International (5 November); at the Glasgow CCA, Edinburgh College of Arts; and IMAGES Festival Copenhagen.


Recent exhibitions and performances include "Arabicity: Such a Near East", curated by Rose Issa Projects at the Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool (3 July - 5 September); three installations ("Collapse", "Contingency" and "Horizons") at the Images Festival, Copenhagen; “Contingency”(an 8-minute, 4-channel sound installation in collaboration with Basel Abbas), at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2010); “Collapse” (a 9-minute, single-channel sound and video installation with Basel Abbas) at Cinema Now, Cambridge Film Festival (2009) and the Delfina Foundation, London (2009); “Ramallah Syndrome” (a 13-minute, 6-channel sound installation with Basel Abbas, Sandi Hillal and Alessandro Petti), at the 3rd Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem (2009), the Palestinian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); and “Ramallah Syndrome” (a 40-minute live audio-visual performance with Basel Abbas) at the S.A.L.E., 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) and the 3rd Riwaq Biennale, Bier Zeit, Palestine (2009).

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